What is a gaffer?
Every successful project needs a talented gaffer working at the helm of the electrical department. Here is why gaffers are so important.
Controlling the Quality of Light
There's an old axiom in the art world: A good artist is the master of their tools. A great artist is the master of their medium. As filmmakers, one of our mediums is light. Good lighting is essential. No matter how brilliant the performer, no matter how perfect the...
This video is all about light types for video and film.You’ll learn about Tungsten, LED, Fluorescent and HMI lights. We will also cover Soft, Fresnel, Flood, PAR and Practical lights. With this information, we hope you’re able to choose the best light for whatever job you are trying to get...
We'll define what low key lighting is
Low key lighting is a great lighting technique every videographer should have in their arsenal. Here we'll define what it is and how you can use it.
High key lighting was used in this scene in 2011's Restless
It’s important to know what high key lighting is and how you can use it to add depth to your film’s atmosphere and style. Here's what you need to know.
Three Point Lighting
Three-point lighting the easy answer to a myriad of questions. It's very adaptable, doesn't necessarily requires three lights, and luckily, it's not terribly difficult to learn.
The Slanted Lens gives us a few lighting setups for vlogs
Do you need some help picking out the lighting your vlogs? Here are some light setups you can consider using for your projects.
Here's how to improve video lighting for video calls
If you want your video calls to look more professional, improve your lighting. We will go over everything you need to know about lighting for a video call.
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There’s a lot of lighting terminology out there and it can be a lot to memorize. We’ve compiled a list of all the lighting term definitions you might need to know. No matter if you’re a beginner videographer trying to learn the jargon of pros, a student writing a paper...
A cucoloris is a device for casting shadows or silhouettes to produce patterned illumination. You may sometimes hear it referred to as a cookie or even a kook or a coo-koo. Why do we use them? The cucoloris was created to give artificial lighting a more natural look. Cookies break up...

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Lighting Setups with Only Practicals

How to Light a Scene Using Only Practicals

Lights, Camera, Action — “Wait, but we don’t have the lights! How can you have camera and action without lights?!” Well, if you don’t...
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